(Honolulu-AP) -- The University of Hawaii men's volleyball team is ranked Number one in the season's first USA Today/American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll. The defending national champions received 236 points and 14 of a possible 16 first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday.
Hawaii was followed by UC-Irvine, which received 207 points and one first-place vote, UCLA and Penn State.
Brigham Young, Cal-State Northridge, Ball State, Pepperdine, Long Beach State and UC-Santa Barbara round out the top 10.
Penn State, which received the other first-place vote, and Ball State will play in this week's Outrigger Hotels Volleyball Invitational in Honolulu. The four-day tournament begins Thursday.
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